Chamber will work to ease impact of store closure on Ballyclare

Peacocks in Ballyclare became a victim of the stores closure program   INNT 09-410-RM
Peacocks in Ballyclare became a victim of the stores closure program INNT 09-410-RM
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THE President of Ballyclare Chamber of Trade has said the closure of fashion retail store Peacocks could “further damage” trading in the town.

But, he said the Chamber would work proactively to ease the impact the closure may have on the local economy.

Peacocks in Ballyclare closed its doors for the final time last week with the loss of 10 jobs. It was hoped the Main Street branch would be saved from closure after the retail chain was taken out of administration by Edinburgh Wollen Mill.

However, the Scottish based company was forced to close 19 Ulster stores it acquired in the deal to make cost savings.

President of Ballyclare Chamber of Trade, Darren Black said: “This news is very sad indeed for the staff and people that shopped there.

“With Peacocks being a UK wide brand as well, it could potentially further damage trading in Ballyclare, but we are not the only town facing the pressure of the global financial crisis and the Chamber continues to be proactive in attempting to highlight Ballyclare’s need for support.”

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